THE RACING MOTORCYCLE
GESCHREVEN DOOR VIC WILLOUGHBY
Eerste druk 1980
Behind the skill and courage of competitors, the story of motor cycle racing is one of intense technical rivalry, of painstaking development and of brilliant innovation to meet the challenges of competitions and circuits. This outstanding book studies the evolution of racing motor cycles during the 1930s and through three decades of the modern world championship.
Technical development is the main theme, while the parts played by races and the great riders who contested them are recalled in a balanced text. The many changes in design thinking and fortunes are discussed – changes sometimes enforced by international regulations, fortunes fluctuating as marques enjoyed success which then slipped away.
Throughout, the emphasis is on the classic road races and the motor cycles designed for them, through periods of German, British, Italian and Japanese superiority.
Half a century of progress
Form simple to complex : Prewar four-strokes
Wind of change : Prewar two-strokes
Rearguard action : Postwar four-strokes
Het boek is gebruikt. Harde kaft, 176 pagina’s, Engelse tekst.
ISBN : 0 600 36342 2